Module Details

Module Code: PROG C7004
Full Title Web Application Development
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 2 Semesters
Credits: 10
Module Author Peter Gosling
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: Students completing this module will be capable of designing, developing and deploying a fully maintainable, professional-looking dynamic cloud-based application capable of being viewed over a variety of devices.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Establish and convert user requirements into sound technical requirements
MLO2 Select and implement, using third party libraries, solutions to cloud based application needs
MLO3 Evaluate and address the implementation of work-flow processes in the context of a cloud based development
MLO4 Design and develop a content heavy database-driven cloud based application
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Indicative Content
Design Theory
Story-boarding / Application narrative. Identifying the application rules, managing the content, designing across multiple platforms.
Content Identification
Types of content / how to identify content / how to discover content and content database design
Work Flow / Business rules
How to develop and implement business work flow rules / processes. Server side process implementation and verification
Target Audience
How to identify target audience types and their requirements and its impact on the narrative. Target device / browser impact in a HTML5 environment
HTML5 / CSS3
Using stylesheets to control the look and feel of web sites. How to separate presentation from content. Advance use of responsive design and graphically enhanced displays
Responsive Web Design
Techniques to permit the web application to change its appearance to fit multiple screen devices using 3rd party solutions
Display techniques
Using advanced display techniques such as hover / on click / sliding panels / tabbed panels / showcasing / drop-down content / dynamic menus / keyword searching among others.
Search Engine Optimisation
Designing for and implementing SEO principles.
Design and implement content Administration capability
Design and build the back-office admin site.
Utilising database content
Techniques to implement the use of database content
Integrate Plug-ins
How to use available plug-in packages and freeware components
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 15
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 5 Learning Outcome 2
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Web Application using 3rd party libraries
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 13 Learning Outcome 3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Implement workflow
Assessment Type Written Report % of Total Mark 15
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 20 Learning Outcome 1,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Storyboard of planned final project, including markups of pages, process flows, work flows etc.
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End of Year Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Final Project
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 15
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 5 Learning Outcome 2
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Web Application using 3rd party libraries
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 13 Learning Outcome 3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Implement workflow
Assessment Type Written Report % of Total Mark 15
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 20 Learning Outcome 1,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Storyboard of planned final CA project, including markups of pages, process flows work flows etc
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Sem 2 End Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Final Project
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
Repeat CA will consist of an overall project for the module which will combine all learning outcomes. Final project with a companion document detailing the storyboard narrative of the site, the code walk through and database design plus testing plan and results

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Practical Contact 2 2-hour lab based activity Every Week 4.00 4
Independent Study Non Contact research current trends and project work Every Week 4.00 4
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Practical Contact One 3-hour lab based activity Every Week 4.00 4
Independent Study Non Contact Research current trends and project work Every Week 4.00 4
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Joel Murach and Ray Harris. (2017), Murach’s PHP and MySQL (3rd Edition), 3rd. [ISBN: 9781943872381].
  • Anne Boehm, Zak Ruvalcaba. (2018), HTML5 & CSS3, 4th. Murach, USA, [ISBN: 978-1-943872].
  • Tim Kadlec. (2013), Implementing Responsive Design, 1st. all, Pearson Education, 2013, [ISBN: 0-321-82168-8].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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